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  • ISRAEL: Neighbors watchful as Israel demarcates maritime borders with Cyprus

     
    Huge gas fields discovered recently under the Mediterranean seabed have raised high hopes in Israel, a small, high-consumption country seeking alternative energy resources and a greater degree of independence from imports. In a different geopolitical...
  • TURKEY: Ahead of critical 2011 elections, Erdogan retains strong position

     
    As Turkey heads toward national elections next year, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) finds itself in a strong position. A major test for the AKP and opposition parties was the referendum in September — the results constituted a......
  • TURKEY: Business interests drive Ankara's rejection of Western policies

     
    Turkey's assertive foreign policy and increasing overtures to non-Western governments -- most notably, Iran -- have led to increasing concern in the United States and Europe. But its decisions are driven more by ambition and economic aspirations than a...
  • TURKEY: Ankara adds Israel to list of strategic security threats

     
    Turkey and Israel are at it again, but this time it's over reports that Turkey has added Israel to its so-called "Red Book," the top-secret security document that lists the country's threats and enemies. Israeli tourism minister Stas Misezhnikov struck......
  • TURKEY: Ankara suspicious that Israel's security behind U.S. push for regional missile shield

     
    Is the United States using NATO to protect its special friend in the Middle East: Israel? That's what Turkey suspects may be behind a U.S.-led push for an anti-missile defense system in Turkey, intended to ward off an Iranian attack.......
  • Turkey blocks YouTube after banning Twitter

    Turkey blocks YouTube after banning Twitter
    After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.  The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...
  • Turkish court suspends government ban on Twitter use

    Turkish court suspends government ban on Twitter use
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Wednesday suspended a controversial ban on Twitter following an appeal even as the site’s lawyers pursue separate legal action against the government's shutdown order, local media reports. Senior members of...
  • Talking to Turkey, but Islam is listening

    Talking to Turkey, but Islam is listening
    "They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
  • Turkey's religious bent

    In his Blowback, "My party is good for Turkey," Egemen Bagis does what can only be described as a hatchet job on Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Bagis, who is a foreign policy...
  • Rauf Denktash dies at 87; former Turkish Cypriot leader

    Rauf Denktash dies at 87; former Turkish Cypriot leader
    Reporting from Nicosia, Cyprus -- Rauf Denktash, the former Turkish Cypriot leader whose determined pursuit of a separate state for his people and strong opposition to the divided island's reunification defined a political career spanning six decades,...
  • Cyprus reunification talks resume after 18-month freeze

    Cyprus reunification talks resume after 18-month freeze
    ATHENS -- Breaking an 18-month stalemate with the help of the United States, the leaders of Cyprus' divided Greek and Turkish enclaves resumed talks Tuesday aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island and ending one of Europe's most enduring conflicts....